Posted October 18, 2019

Copy Editor-Digital Content – NPR- National Public Radio


Washington, DC


A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

As a member of NPR’s Digital Content team, the copy editor will handle stories and visuals that appear across NPR platforms, including, Facebook, @NPR on Twitter and our breaking news alert system. You’ll edit stories, headlines, teasers and other display copy for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, tone and SEO best practices. This role is a leading voice in ensuring accuracy, consistency and quality across NPR platforms. This editor will help maintain the NPR style guide and work with NPR’s standards and practices editor and other newsroom personnel to identify and correct errors in accordance with NPR’s corrections policy. The Digital Content copy editor will coordinate with engagement editors, desk editors, newsroom leaders and others during breaking news coverage, special programming and live events to help establish editing priorities. The incumbent will work a 40-hour week. Schedules may include early morning and evening hours and some weekends and holidays.

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